A prospective client recently asked me, ‘what are the barriers to a successful mediation?’ It was a good question and one that made me think. Sometimes mediation is not appropriate (see here for when mediation might not be appropriate). When
“My ex won’t let me see the children, can you help?” is a common message I receive on my voicemail. The message is usually left by a father at his wits end, who is thinking about going to court to
Recently I was working with a mother who wanted to mediate with her ex about the arrangements for their daughter. Handovers were proving difficult and Mum wanted to work out a better way forwards. Mum explained how Dad was always
Bad-mouthing the other parent in front of their children can lead to anxiety, low self-esteem and negative self-talk in the children. Why you shouldn’t bad-mouth your ex Children are made up of genes from both their Mum and Dad so
Self-Care Assessment Self-care activities are the things you need to do to maintain good health and improve wellbeing. You’ll find that many of these activities are things you already do as part of your normal routine. In this assessment you
When you’re going through a divorce, often financial worries can leave you feeling as overwhelmed and anxious as the break-up itself. But there’s good news – some people are eligible for legal aid for mediation. This means that if
This is the final part of my Divorce Mediation Questions series, covering the remaining seven FAQs. Have we missed anything vital? Do send in any questions you may have and we will ensure they are covered in a future post.
People often start mediation feeling angry and upset making it harder to communicate and feel understood. In part 1 of this blog, we explain how to copy Olympians and remain calm in the face of conflict.Are you ruled by your
One of the challenges of parenting after a separation is that you may have different approaches to how you want to raise your children. As Easter weekend begins, here are my top tips on managing those differences.When I did my
Forming a new parental alliance after divorce or a separation is vital to your children’s happiness. Here I explain how mediation can help.